Strategicallymanages their national meat categories to increase sales, gross dollars, andmarket share versus prior year and to meet or exceed projected numbers. Creates and implements national pricing,promotion and assortment for each assigned category, based on detailed analysisof past performance and results, industry best practices, and consumer trends. Incumbents are able to independently handlecomplex negotiations for categories and create innovative solutions.
Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Creates yearly national category business plan based on detailed analysis of previous results and market trends.
Meets or exceeds projected sales and profit contribution for each business unit they are responsible.
Leverages company size and structure to increase vendor funds to improve retail price and increase bottom line profit.
Negotiates national deals to maximize profitability for key categories.
Creates detailed pricing strategy byzone by category and maintains approach throughout the year.
Creates and implements a promotionalcalendar by national category, which supports banner merchandisingstrategy. Tracks results at end of eachpromotion in terms of sales and profit.
Design plan-o-gram schematics andrecommend adjacencies that support the role of the category.
Determines the appropriate product assortment based on the category strategies. Authorizes new items entering the market and discontinue lines based on potential contribution to the category and department.
Bachelor's degree in Business,Marketing, Merchandising or consumer research or related field required.
Ten years work experience in foodindustry; must have experience in meat.
Previous meat experience where astrong understanding of operations and merchandising approaches has been gained.
Financial, mathematical,statistical, marketing, merchandising, and consumer research background toread, interpret, and understand how internal and external factors influencefinancial results.
Ability to read and interpret profitand loss statement and understand how the categories managed are effected.
Strong planning and organizingskills.
Written and verbal communicationskills as well as interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effectivebusiness relationships within and outside the company.
Familiarity with Category BusinessPlanning.
Why Work for SUPERVALU?
As one of thelargest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the United States, SUPERVALU isdedicated to feeding our communities by providing innovative, customer-centricsolutions. We deliver on that promise every day through a strong network of30,000 talented employees who supply the best national brands and our ownhigh-quality and affordable private label products to thousands of customers,and millions of consumers, nationwide. With a wide variety of services andindustry leading expertise, SUPERVALU offers you the opportunity to shape thefood industry through every stage of your career.
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All qualifiedapplicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,disability, protected veteran status. SUPERVALU is an EO employer M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.